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cHARLESTON sOUTHERN uNIVERSITY...

...AND BEYOND


BUCCANEER CROSS COUNTRY School Information Mailing Address: ....................................... P.O. Box 118087 ................................................ Charleston, SC 29423-8087 Founded: ..................................................................... 1964 Enrollment: ................................................................. 3,231 Nickname: ........................................................ Buccaneers School Colors: .............................................. Blue and Gold

Staff Information Head Men’s Coach:......................................... Tim Langford Head Women’s Coach:.......................... Tosha Ansley Head Cross Country Coach:.............Ryan Thompson ssistant Coach - Throws:........................Josh Aydlette President: ................................ Dr. Jairy C. Hunter, Jr.

Track Facility: ..................................... Bagwell-Settle Track

V.P. / Student Affairs and Athletics............... Dr. Rick Brewer

Length/Size:.............................................400m/Nine Lanes

Athletics Director: .............................................Hank Small

Affiliation: ....................................................NCAA Division I

Assoc. A.D. / External Affairs............ Cathryn Broderhausen

Conference: ..........................................................Big South

Sports Information Asst. A.D. / Media (SID): ............................Blake Freeland * Freeland’s E-Mail: ..............................bfreeland@csuniv.edu

Asst. A.D. / Operations: .............................. James Bradley Asst. A.D. / Compliance: ............................. Mike Hammond Asst. A.D. / Media: .......................................Blake Freeland

Freeland’s Office Phone: ................................843-863-7687

Business Manager: ......................................Crystal Boswell

Asst. Director of Sports Info.:...........................Ashley Bailey

Administrative Asst.:............................................Beth Boyle

Bailey’s E-Mail: ..................................... abailey@csuniv.edu Sports Information Intern:..................................Philip Allman Allman’s E-Mail: ................................... pallman@csuniv.edu

Athletic Department Phone: ..........................843-863-7678 Ticket Office Phone: ......................................843-863-7678

Sports Information Intern:.................................Joe Carmany Carmany’s E-Mail: ............................. jcarmany@csuniv.edu SID Fax: .........................................................843-863-7676 Internet Address: .................................. www.csusports.com Shipping Address:............................... 9200 University Blvd. ............................................... North Charleston, S.C. 29406 * - Denotes Track & Field Contact

Table of Contents Table of Contents............................................................... 1 Quick Facts / Season Schedules....................................... 1 Coach Tosha Ansley........................................................... 2 Coach Tim Langford........................................................... 3 Assistant Coaches.............................................................. 4 Team Rosters..................................................................5-7 School Records...........................................................14-15 Big South Conference / 2008-09 All-Conference............. 18 Charleston, S.C................................................................ 19 Charleston Southern University........................................ 20

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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY H e a d W o m e n ’s T ra c k Co a c h T o s h a A n s l ey - Nin t h Se a s o n

The 2010-11 school year marks Tosha N. Ansley’s ninth season as the women’s head coach at Charleston Southern University. Since arriving she has changed the CSU & Big South Conference record books. During Ansley’s time at CSU, her athletes have broken every indoor and outdoor sprint, hurdle, jump and throws record with the exception of the weight throw and short hurdles. She has had one NCAA All-East Regional selection, 10 East Regional Qualifiers and 18 East Regional qualifying performances. In 2008, Dionne Gibson earned USTFCCCA All-American honors by finishing 15th at the national meet. Her 4x100m relay team holds the Big South all-time and championship meet record, and earned NCAA All-American accolades in 2009 with an eighth-place finish at the national championships. They became the first relay team in the Big South Conference to reach the national meet. In 2008, Gibson set the Big South all-time and Conference meet record with times of 23.54 and 23.68, respectively. Coach Ansley has had a two-time Big South Female Athlete of the Year in Dionne Gibson, the 2008 Big South Indoor Freshman of the Year in Canchettar Delamar, and the 2008 Outdoor Freshman of the Year, Misha Morris. She’s had 28 Big South Conference Champions and more than 70 All-Conference performances accredited. Her athletes are extremely talented in the classroom as well. Her team has received four CSU Most Improved Academic Awards, along with one Highest Team GPA Award and has had more than 100 scholar-athletes. At the 2008 Big South Outdoor Championships, Ansley coached 21 athletes to all-conference honors and seven individual conference champions, one Big South Conference All time/Championship Meet Record in the 4x100m relay, as well as honors for Dionne Gibson (Most Outstanding Track Performer) & Misha Morris (Freshman of the Year). The second-place finish posted by the Lady Bucs was the best finish since Ansley’s freshman year at CSU & highest point total in CSU history(186 pts) earning her Coach of the Year honors Prior to returning to CSU, Ansley spent two years at Winthrop University as the men’s and women’s assistant cross country and track & field coach. At Winthrop, she coached sprints, hurdles, jumps and relays. During her time there, she coached 24 indoor/outdoor school record-holders, 13 conference champions, 38 all-conference performers, and one Junior National qualifier, two Big South Conference Most Outstanding Track Athletes (men/women), one Men’s Track Athlete of the Year, 16 Big South Presidential Scholars, and four Dean’s List Scholars. Besides coaching at Winthrop, Ansley was a volunteer coach at Summerville High School, where she helped coach the women’s track and field team. As a collegian, Ansley established herself as one of the top hurdlers and jumpers at Charleston Southern. She was an eight-time Big South Conference individual track and field champion, and earned all-conference honors during each of her four seasons. A four-time track and field team MVP and twice-selected Big South MVP in track, Ansley still holds several school records in indoor and outdoor track competition. On Oct. 27, 2006, she was inducted into the CSU Hall of Fame. Ansley received her bachelor’s degree in physical education and psychology from Charleston Southern University in 1999. She is Level II certified in sprints, hurdles & relays and a member of the South Carolina Coaches Association, USA Track and Field Association & US Track Cross Country Coaches Association. She resides in Goose Creek, S.C. Page 2

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BUCCANEER CROSS COUNTRY H e a d M e n ’s T ra c k Co a c h T i m La n g f o rd - Eig h t h Se a s o n Tim Langford took the reins as the CSU Head Men’s Track & Field Coach on August 1, 2003. During his tenure he has elevated the men’s program to a top tier program in the Big South Conference. Immediately, Langford went to work, showing his prowess as a recruiter by doubling his team size with his first recruiting class. In addition to the increase in the quantity of performers, the quality of performances has also improved. He was named the 2009-10 Big South Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year after taking his team to a runner-up finish. This season, Langford also had two athletes qualify for the NCAA Indoor National meet, the first two qualifiers in school history. In his first two years, Langford compiled more than 60 conference-scoring performances. In fact, Langford’s athletes have broken every indoor sprint record from the 55 meters to the mile. Since Langford’s arrival, he has had more than 23 NCAA Regional qualifiers, two NCAA National qualifiers, three USA Junior National qualifiers, an Olympic Trials qualifier and a USATF National Championship qualifier. In addition, he has had four Big South Male Track Athlete of the Year selections, the 2007-08 Big South Indoor Track Freshman of the Year, and has been named the Big South Coach of the Year twice. His team has also won the Big South Sportsmanship Award. Before joining the CSU family, Coach Langford spent two years at fellow Big South Conference member High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. As the assistant cross country and track and field coach at High Point, Coach Langford helped the Panthers attain their first Division I conference championship in cross country. Langford also helped lead the Panthers in attaining numerous individual conference champions & All Conference performances; ranging from the sprints, jumps, and relays. In fact, Langford’s Women’s 4x400 meter relay team never lost a conference championship while under his leadership. Langford’s athletes also set several Big South Conference meet records; the 4x400 meter relay, and women’s long jump to mention a few. Langford went to High Point after spending a year at Heritage High School in Lynchburg, Virginia. There he coached several state qualifiers in the sprints and jumps. Langford had an easy transition into coaching. This is largely due to being able to coach at his alma mater where he found comfort in the same system, and staff, to which he came from. Coach Langford has also experienced a successful athletic career. As an athlete at Radford University, Coach Langford was the first Big South Conference Champion in Track & Field in school history. The 5’7” Langford set an indoor conference record in the high jump at 6’10.75”. He won all but one Outdoor Conference Championship in the high jump. Coach also set school records in the High Jump, Triple Jump, 4 x 100m, and 4 x 400m. He scored conference points for the Highlanders in the high, long, and triple jumps, both sprint relays, and the 110m hurdles. Langford married the former Lisa Holmes on Oct. 18, 2008, and the couple resides in North Charleston.

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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY H e a d C r o s s C o u n t ry Co a c h R y a n T h o m p s o n - T h ird Se a s o n Ryan Thompson joined the Charleston Southern coaching staff for the 2008-09 school year as the men’s and women’s Cross Country and Distance coach. During his time at CSU, Thompson has more than doubled the size of the women’s team, while drastically lowering the average times for both squads. In 2009, the men’s cross country team posted the fourth-highest team GPA among NCAA Division I programs, earning the NCAA All-Academic Team distinction. In his first season with the Bucs he coached Andrew King to a victory at the CCU Invitational Cross Country Meet, as well as a school record in the indoor mile. Thompson’s teams have recorded numerous individual top-5 finishes in cross country and on the track, while setting five school records on the track. The points picked up by the distance crew proved vital in the men’s runner-up team finish at the 2009-10 Big South Indoor Championships. Prior to coming to CSU, Thompson was the Assistant Men’s Cross Country Coach at the College of Charleston during 2007-08. Thompson is a 2004 graduate of Mercer University with a B.A. in sociology. He was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Academic team in 2002 and 2003. Upon graduation, Thompson went on to earn his MPA in urban public affairs from the College of Charleston. The Auburn, Ala., native is married to the former Anna Guerin.

Assi s t a n t W o m e n ’ s T ra c k Co a c h - T h ro ws J o s h A y d l e t t e - Six t h Se a s o n

Josh Aydlette joined the CSU coaching staff for the 2004-05 season, joining women’s coach Tosha Ansley as former CSU star athletes now in coaching at the school. Since he came to CSU, Aydlette’s throwers have earned Team MVP and MostImproved awards and have been named All-Big South 25 times. Five different school records have fallen a total of 18 times under his watch. At the 2008 Big South Outdoor Championships, Aydlette’s throwers posted 54 points, including 28 points from Jocelyn Davis, who became the first thrower in CSU history to qualify for the NCAA Regionals. The Lady Bucs posted two all-conference athletes in the shot put to mark the first time CSU has had multiple all-conference throwers. Aydlette is no stranger to success in the sport, having been one of the more dominating throwers in school and Big South Conference history during his career. While at CSU, he went undefeated in the weight throw against Big South opponents, won five Big South Championships and was named Big South All-Conference 13 times. Aydlette holds two Big South records, three CSU school records, and was the CSU men’s track MVP in 2001. After graduating from CSU, Aydlette coached two years at Roanoke College. While there, three athletes won conference titles, broke one conference record, and set five school records. A total of 19 all-conference awards in men’s and women’s were achieved under his tutelage. Aydlette still competes in track during the off-season. Last year he ranked 27th in the world amatuer rankings and placed 7th at the US Invite for National Championships out in San Francisco at the 138th Pleasanton Games. He competes in the Highland Games and was invited to compete in the 2007 Amateur World Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. There, he placed sixth out of eight competitors from the U.S.A., Scotland and Canada. He had a competitive record of 7-3 in the games. When not throwing, Aydlette is an avid surfer, having the chance to surf on Hawaii’s hallowed North Shore during his honeymoon. Recently, Aydlette was featured on America Idol and had his picture published in US Weekly Magazine. He also works with local inner city high schools with at-risk youth as a Student Concerns Specialist. Page 4

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BUCCANEER CROSS COUNTRY H e a d St re n g t h a n d Co n d it io n in g Co a c h To b i J a c o b i - T h ird Se a s o n Tobias “Tobi” Jacobi was named the department’s head strength and conditioning coach prior to the 2008-09 school year. Having grown up in Georgia, Jacobi returns to the Southeast after having served for almost two years at Kent State in the same capacity. At KSU, Jacobi coordinated the strength and conditioning programs for football and women’s field hockey. Prior to moving to Kent State, Jacobi spent more than five years in the Southern Conference, working in the strength and conditioning programs at Western Carolina and Elon. In four years as the strength and conditioning coordinator at WCU, Jacobi was key in developing floor plans and facility layouts for new strength facilities in addition to coordinating workouts for the department. Before going full time at Elon, he served in a graduate assistant role at Cumberland University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Jacobi earned a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Cumberland, where he was a four-year letterman on the football team. He and his wife, April, have two daughters, Sydney (3) and Millie (1).

As s is t a n t At h le t ic Tra in e r D an e t t a F ie ld e r - F irs t Se a s o n

Dannetta Felder works as the Intern Athletic Trainer at Charleston Southern University. She provides daily care, rehabilitation, and injury prevention for the football, track & field, and cross country teams. She earned her Bachelors Degree from California State University, Long Beach for Kinesiology: Athletic Training in 2009, and completed a 1 year internship at California State University, Fresno 2009-2010 working with the Cross Country and Track & Field team. Originally from Vallejo California, she is a five time National Champion in Tae Kwon Do. She plans on starting her Masters Degree in the Fall of 2011.

A s s i s t a n t A.D. ( M e d ia ) /Sp o rt s In f o . Dire c t or B l a k e F re e la n d - Se v e n t h Se a s o n The 2010-11 school year will mark Blake Freeland’s seventh year at Charleston Southern, and his second as Assistant Athletics Director for Media, having been promoted from Sports Information Director. He also served two years (2004-06) as Assistant Sports Information Director at CSU. He is the main contact for the football, cross country, and track & field programs, while overseeing the coverage of all 16 Division I teams. In six years, Freeland has had the chance to serve as the main contact for every sport. He has hosted the Big South Women’s Soccer Championship three times, the Big South Track and Field Championship, and has also helped out at the Southern Conference Basketball tournament. Under his direction, the Buccaneers have had two AP All-American selections in football, as well as a Draddy Trophy Semifinalist and two finalists for the ADA postgraduate scholarship. Freeland has also directed the publication efforts for two Atlanta Area Boy Scout Peach of an Athlete selections, a Lowe’s Senior CLASS finalist in baseball and a Johnny Bench Watch List selection. He has overseen a redesign of the athletics Web site and has started a number of new media projects for the department, including a Facebook fan page, Twitter and YouTube sites. He started and maintains the athletic department’s blog as well. As the head of the video streaming operations, Freeland has overseen the expansion to include seven sports, and has been key in adding graphics and a Daktronics score bug. Under his direction, Charleston Southern led the Big South in total sales, total subscribers and most live events broadcasted during the 2008-09 winter season. They also finished second in total peak views to Liberty. Married July 2007 to the former Katie Davis, the couple lives in North Charleston. He is a member of CoSIDA, serving on the publications committee, and served as the chairman of the Big South Football SIDs in 2008-09 and 2009-2010.

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09/04/10....Eye Opener............................ Spartanburg, S.C. 10/15/10....Blue Ridge Open.............................Boone, N.C. 09/17/10....Coastal Carolina Invitational......... Conway, S.C. 10/30/10....Big South Championship............Blacksburg, Va. 09/25/10....The Will Wilson/Citadel Invite..Charleston, S.C. 11/13/10....NCAA East Region........................ Louisville, Ky. 10/1/10......Charlotte Invitational................ Charlotte, N.C.


BUCCANEER CROSS COUNTRY TRACK AND FIELD / CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETES IN THE CSU HALL OF FAME Tosha Ansley, 1999........................................... Induction date: September 20, 2006 Irving Batten, 1986......................................................Induction date: April 30, 2001 Buddy Britt, 1970..................................................... Induction date: October 1, 2004 James Causey, 1969..................................................... Induction date: May 9, 1989 Marc Embler, 1979......................................................Induction date: April 17, 2002 Mike Frost, 1969............................................................ Induction date: May 3, 1991 Clyde Goode, 1971.....................................................Induction date: April 30, 2001 Glenn Gorton, 1985....................................................... Induction date: May 5, 1997 Ronald Jackson, 1976................................................... Induction date: May 4, 1990 Gene Holland, 1984...................................................... Induction date: May 8, 1995 Kenneth Layne, 1974.................................................... Induction date: May 9, 1989 Tom Lewis, 1972........................................................... Induction date: May 4, 1998 Mike Mauldin, 1969....................................................... Induction date: May 9, 1989 James Quinn, 1986....................................................... Induction date: May 6, 1996 David Reese, 1969........................................................ Induction date: May 6, 1996 Tom Reid, 1976............................................................. Induction date: May 9, 1989 Paul Ricciardi, 1976...................................................... Induction date: May 3, 1991 Francis M. Ruchugo, 1980............................................ Induction date: May 4, 1998 Thomas Ryall, 1972...................................................... Induction date: May 9, 1989 Charlie Simpkins, 1986................................................. Induction date: May 5, 1997 Mendel Stafford,Jr., 1970.............................................. Induction date: May 4, 1990 Phil Turner, 1968........................................................... Induction date: May 9, 1989 Steve Whitney, 1975................................................... Induction date: May 11, 1993 Andrey Wilkins, 1988..................................................... Induction date: May 5, 1997 Tonya Wilkins, 1990....................................................Induction date: April 17, 2002 John Wimmer, 1972.................................................... Induction date: May 11, 1993

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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 2010 Lady Buccaneer Season Outlook The Lady Buccaneer cross country team has improved in a number of areas over the past three years under Coach Ryan Thompson. Not only has the squad improved in sheer numbers, struggling to field a team in his first season to 10 athletes in 2010, but they have drastically dropped the average time. “I think you will see a lot of improvement in our women’s team this year,” said Thompson. “I fully expect to see the kind of strides that the men’s team made last year, and I believe that we will be competitive in every race this season. Our athletes have been working extremely hard over the summer and if they continue to do so, it will be an exciting year.” A lot of the improvement was due to a couple of outstanding freshmen in Adrienne Cuff and Susanna McKee. Both made an immediate impact, leading the team in every race last season. Everyone improved throughout the season, dropping the team average for a 5k from 24:05.80 in the second meet of the season to 22:04.74 just two weeks later. Cuff and McKee, along with Hallie Wright, all return for their sophomore seasons, but look to be challenged by a num- ber of exceptional newcomers that have been added for 2010. Sophomore Heidi Dean will join the team after running last season at fellow Big South member Winthrop. The Lady Bucs also benefit from a trio of freshmen including Hannah Burkholder, Mary Davidson and Morgan Nieto. Burkholder and Davidson both come from the Palmetto State and posted personal bests in high school of 19:48 and 20:06, respectively, in the 5k. Nieto came from Crestwood, Ky., and was utilized in a number of different events in high school, running a personal best in the 5k of 20:56. Lauren Hartness will join the squad from 2010 as a walk on, adding more depth than the women’s team has had in a number of years. Add in a pair of seniors in Tracey Epley and Rachel Moss, who are consistent contributors to the team, and Thompson believes this will be the best season in recent memory. The Lady Bucs were picked to finish ninth in the Big South’s preseason poll, but Thompson is sure that his squad will easily exceed those expectations. “I’m not surprised that we were picked ninth,” said Thompson. “Those rankings are ultimately based off last year’s results and the point of the matter is that we did not perform well enough. We are eager to move up from the bottom of these rankings, and I believe we have the talent to do so.

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BUCCANEER CROSS COUNTRY 2010 Buccaner Season Outlook The men’s cross country team made huge strides forward in 2009, finishing seventh at the Big South Championships, despite battling some injuries. The team returns everyone and adds a pair of talented freshmen, making hopes as high as they’ve been since the mid 80’s. Leading the charge is once again redshirt senior Andrew King, who seems to have done everything during his career except earn allconference honors. That is a trend that the team hopes will change this year after King decided to return for his fifth year, despite having already graduated from the school. “Andrew is always putting the team first,” said Coach Ryan Thompson. “He’s a strong Christian man and has really been a leader to this team in practice, on the course and spiritually. I don’t think we have had a distance runner of his caliber since the mid 80’s when Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) was dominant in the distance events.” Fellow seniors Brandon Harris and Chris Seigler also return, with hopes that this season could be something special. Both have seen vast improvement over the summer and will be key contributors in their final year. “It is really encouraging to see where we are now, and be able to compete in the Big South and have a chance to do well in other meets,” said Harris. “There is definitely a different attitude around the program this year. Our team wants to be here and wants to practice. I think that attitude can lead us to the top half of the Big South.” Jesse Huff is the lone junior, joining sophomores Shaun Bisson and Matt Smith, all three of whom return with additional experience in collegiate events. Bisson carded three top-30 finishes last year, including a 15th place finish at The Citadel Invite, while Smith finished in the top-50 in five of the team’s seven events. Huff knocked almost a minute off his time over the course of the season, and looks to be in his best shape coming into 2010. A state champion in Virginia, Michael Bailey will immediately help the 2010 Buccaneers, looking to not only help with the team’s average time and finish, but challenging King for the top spot on the team, pushing him in practice. Scott Morrison, a Pennsylvania native, will also come in and look to make an immediate impact on the team.

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H annah Burkholder 5-2 Freshman Boiling Springs, S.C. Boiling Springs HS

High School: Holds personal bests of 19:43 (5k), 5:38 (1,600m), 2:33 (800m) and 1:06 (400m) … won the individual state championship race in 2005 in cross country … ran for Coach Steve Olejnik … competed on the basketball and soccer teams at BSHS … also a member of the Beta Club, senior hall of fame, senior board and psychology club … finished as the first runner up in the Miss Junior Pageant and second runner up in the Miss Senior Pageant. Personal: Daughter of Eddie and Teresa Burkholder … majoring in health promotion at CSU … came to CSU for the campus, city and the other girls on the cross country team … favorite food is cheesecake, books are the Pretty Little Liars series, movie is Step Up and place to visit is Atlanta, Ga. … advice to others is “Don’t worry about tomorrow for tomorrow has enough worries of its own.”

Adrienne Cuff 5-5

Sophomore Fort Mill, S.C. Fort Mill HS

2009: Earned MVP honors for the cross country team … was the top finisher on the team in each race, finishing with a season-best 19:21.66 at the USC Upstate Invitational on October 17. High School: Ran for Coach Marc Pyrc at Fort Mill HS … joins high school teammate Hallie Wright on the CSU roster … earned the 2008 Cross Country Coaches’ Award and was the 2009 track and field MVP … helped lead her 2008 cross country team to a runner-up finish at the S.C. State Meet … played eighth overall in the 1,600m run at the Taco Bell Track & Field Classic. Personal: Daughter of Brian and Nancy Cuff .. majoring in kinesiology … came to CSU for the location and Christian environment ... favorite food is grits, book is The Hunger Games and place to visit is Pensacola, Fla.

Heidi Dean

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Sophomore Florence, S.C. The Kings Academy (Winthrop)

Previous School: Spent one year at fellow Big South member Winthrop … ran a personal best 5:15 in the 1,500m run for the Eagles … earned All-Eagle Academic/Athletic team honors. High School: Holds The Kings Academy school record in the cross country 5k (20:33) … earned all-region and all-state honors all four years of high school while running for Coach Matt Terrio … broke her own school record three times as a senior… earned the team’s Runner of the Year award as a senior and was a High School Sports Report all-state selection … also an all-region selection on the basketball court as a junior and was a member of the softball team. Personal: Daughter of Barry and Tari Dean … majoring in athletic training at CSU with hopes of working in high school or college athletics … father Barry played basketball and competed in the pole vault at Malone College.

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M ary Davidson 5-6

Freshman Landrum, S.C. Spartanburg Christian Academy High School: Earned all-state honors all four years under Coach Steve Conway … ran a personal-best 20:14 in the 5k and 5:51 in the 1600m run … named all-state by the High School Sports Report … also a member of the soccer and basketball teams at Spartanburg Christian. Personal: Daughter of Timothy and Dorothy Davidson … loves Italian food, books by Francien Rivers and the movie Taken … favorite place to visit in Boston, Mass.

Tracey Epley

5-4 Senior Columbia, S.C. Pelion HS

2009: Earned a spot on the Big South All-Academic Team … also serves as a CSU SAAC representative and was the cross country captain … ran 22:31.90 on October 17 at the Big South Championship. 2008: Ran a season-best 22:45 in the 5K on the track … also a CSU Scholar-Athlete. High School: Ran a personal-best 21:55 in the 5K and was a state qualifier in cross country as well as track for Coach Bedenbaugh … earned the Future Panther Cross Country Award, earned all-region and all-area honors in cross country as well as track … earned the Coach’s Award for both programs … was a member of the student council, Beta Club and honor roll … qualified for the National Cross Country Junior Olympics. Personal: Daughter of Max and Laura Epley … majoring in nursing at CSU … came to CSU for the Christian environment ... Favorite food is pineapple upside down cake.

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L auren H artness

5-7 Freshman Columbia, S.C. Blythewood HS Walked on to the team for the 2010 season. Personal: Daughter of Daniel and Karen Hartness … studying nursing and is a member of the Air Force with hopes of becoming an officer after graduation … came to CSU for the Air Force and nursing programs and decided to join the cross country team because of Coach Ryan Thompson … favorite movie is Star Wars, class is chemistry.

Morgan Nieto

5-3 Freshman Crestwood, Ky. South Oldham HS High School: Held personal bests of 20:56 (5k), 5:53 (1,600m) and 8:43 (2,000m steeplechase) for Coach Stan Clark … competed on the swim team and was also a member of Tri-M, Beta Club, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society at SOHS. Personal: Daughter of Andy and Debi Nieto … majoring in kinesiology at CSU … favorite food is chocolate oranges, book is The Poisonwood Bible, movie is A Beautiful Mind, place to visit is Colorado.

Susanna McKee

5-4 Sophomore Statesboro, Ga. Statesboro HS

R achel Moss 5-5

Senior Florence, S.C. West Florence HS

2009: top finish was 38th at The Citadel Invitational … ran a season-best 21:14.50 at the USC Upstate Invitational on October 17.

2009: Competed in one meet for the Lady Bucs.

High School: Ran for Coach Rico Campbell at Statesboro HS … named a scholarathlete, an honor graduate and the best middle-distance runner … had the top-ranking in the region for the 800m run … still holds the state record in the event for the division 2A GISA.

High School: Had a personal-best of 22:07 in the 5,000m … also a four-time letter winner in soccer, and was named the team captain … earned all-region honors in soccer and cross country and was a Board of Trustees Scholar.

Personal: Daughter of Don and Sheila McKee ... majoring in pre athletic training … came to CSU because she really liked the campus and the people... favorite food is pizza, movie is Sweet Home Alabama. Best advice is “Don’t give up.”

2008: Named a CSU Scholar-Athlete in the spring of 2008.

Personal: Daughter of John and Vicki Moss … majoring in mathematics with a minor in biology … came to CSU because it is a small Christian school with a good nursing program ... favorite food is pasta, book is Lord of the Flies and movie is Mega Shark and the Giant Octopus.

H allie Wright 5-4

Sophomore Fort Mill, S.C. Fort Mill HS

2009: Competed in four events for the Lady Bucs with her best time coming in the first race of the year, running 22:07 at the Eye Opener on September 5 … also earned a spot on the Dean’s List. High School: Earned the Coaches’ and most-improved awards … named a captain on the track team as a senior … helped lead her swim team to a state championship and her cross country team to a state runner-up finish … also a member of the Beta Club. Personal: Daughter of Kim and Dough Wright … majoring in criminal justice at CSU ... favorite food is BBQ, place to visit is Edisto Beach and sports figure is Chris Shivers.

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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Michael Bailey

5-5 125 Freshman Chesapeake, Va. Greenbrier Christian Academy High School: Earned team MVP honors for cross country in 2008 and 2009 from Coach C.B. Bell at Greenbrier Christian Academy … earned MVP honors for indoor and outdoor track in 2009 and 2010 … VISCA cross country district II champion in 2009 … earned all-state honors in the 3,200m run in 2009 and 2010 … named the TCIS conference runner of the year in 2009 for cross country and in 2009 and 2010 for outdoor track … holds the GCA records for the 1,000m, 1,500m, 1,600m, 3,200m and 5,000m events. Personal: Son of Jeff and Janine Bailey … came to CSU because of Coach Ryan “Coach Guy” Thompson and because of the other guys on the cross country team … favorite food is seafood.

Brandon H arris 6-2

162 Senior Sanford, Fla. Lake Brantley HS

2009: Competed in every race for Charleston Southern … best race was on October 2 when he finished in 29:20.80. 2008: Finished second on the team in all six races in 2008 ... ran a season-best 29:56 in the 8k at The Citadel Invitational on September 27.

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Shaun Bisson

5-11 144 Sophomore Sarnia, Ontario St. Clair SS

2009: Competed in every race for the Bucs … finished 15th at the Citadel Invite on September 26 … best time of the season was 27:24.40 the next week at the Charlotte Invitational. High School: Ran for Coach Scott Burns at St. Clair SS … four-time honor student and twice named the track MVP, earning the honor once for cross country … also played volleyball as a setter, and was a shooting guard on the basketball team making 68 percent of his three-point attempts and 92 percent of free throws … Personal: Son of Kathy and Dave Bisson … majoring in history and political science … loves the location, class size and dedicated coaches at CSU … greatest moment of his career was finishing ninth at the Canadian Junior Nationals in the 3,000m steeple chase ... favorite food is alfredo and chicken pasta, book is Once a Runner, movie is Boondock Saints, place to visit is Europe, sports figures are Tiger Woods and Wayne Gretzky, possession is his golf clubs and word of advice “Do or do not, there is no try.”

Jesse Huff

5-7

126 Junior Iva, S.C. Crescent HS

2009: Named to the Dean’s List … ran in six of the team’s seven meets of the year … ran a season-best 30:06 at the Big South Championship to finish 62nd overall. 2008: Named the men’s cross country most-improved award during 2008 … also awarded the team’s sportsmanship award from Coach Ryan Thompson

High School: Ran at Lake Brantley High School for Coach Charlie Harris.

High School: Went to Crescent High School where he ran under Coach Allison Rainey.

Personal: Son of Kevin and Dorothy Harris … majoring in biochemistry at CSU … favorite food is Publix sugar cookies with strawberry milk, sports figure is Maurice Clarett.

Personal: Majoring in religion at CSU with hopes of becoming a missionary after graduation … son of Sharron and Hal Huff.

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BUCCANEER CROSS COUNTRY

Andrew King

6-1 155 Senior Anderson, S.C. TL Hanna HS 2009: Top finisher in every race for CSU … finished in the top10 in four different races, including a runner-up finish at the Citadel Invite on September 26 … ran a season-best 25:33.30 at the Charlotte Invitational to finish 15th overall. 2008: Named the team MVP after leading the squad in every meet. Holds the school record for the indoor mile with a 4:21.55, running that in the first meet of the season in 2009. High School: Ran at T.L. Hanna for Coach Chuck Parker. Personal: Son of Rick and Genny King … majoring in elementary education at CSU … favorite thing about CSU is “Coach Guy” Ryan Thompson ... Favorite food is Twinkies, book is the John Wooden biography, movie is Rookie of the Year, place to visit is Death Valley, sports figure is Sammy Sosa and word of advice is “Do your best.”

Chris Seigler 5-10

125 Aiken, S.C. Aiken HS

Senior

2009: Competed in every race for CSU … ran a season-best 29:24.30 at the Charlotte Invitational … finish in the top-50 in four different events, including 41st at the Citadel Invitational. 2008: Ran a season-best 32:32.92 at The Citadel Invitational on September 27 ... ran 19:11.31 on the 5k USC Invitational course in the first meet of the year. High School: Ran for Coach Allen Burnham at Aiken HS … also a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Allen and Ann Seigler … majoring in business management with a minor in Christian leadership … favorite parts of college in Charleston are the beaches and the friendly atmosphere ... Favorite food is pizza, place to visit is the beach, possession is his truck and word of advice is “Never give up.”

Scott Morrison

6-1 156 Fr. Chambersburg, Pa. Chambersburg Area Senior HS

High School: Ran personal bests of 16:39 (5k), 10:00 (3,200m), 4:32 (1,600m) and 1:59 (800m) for Coach John Ambrosio … earned all-conference honors in cross country and was sixth in the state track meet in the 4x800m relay. Personal: Son of Karen and Lew Morrison … sister Sarah runs cross country and track at Villanova … double major at CSU studying youth ministries and communication … came to CSU for Coach Ryan “Coach Guy” Thompson … favorite food is oreos and milk, book is Once a Runner and possession is his acoustic guitar … word of advice is “No matter what, God’s got a plan.”

M att Smith

6-0

167 Auburn, Ala. Auburn HS

So.

2009: Ran a season-best 27:37.80 at the Citadel Invite, dropping more than 30 seconds off his time at the first meet of the season. High School: Ran at the same high school as Coach Ryan Thompson … named the 2005 Auburn High School Rookie of the Year … personal bests: Personal: Son of Kent and Beverly Smith … majoring in athletic training … favorite thing about CSU is “Coach Guy” Ryan Thompson ... favorite food is his own BBQ, book is Portrait of Dorian Gray, movie is Gladiator, sports figure is teammate Brandon Harris.

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harleston Southern is a fully accredited, comprehensive university offering liberal arts and professional curricula, including graduate and undergraduate degrees. The University, founded in 1964, is included on the John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll of Character-Building Colleges and was named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, the University’s vision is integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. Charleston Southern has grown from 500 students to more than 3,000 students in its 46 years. Situated on 300 acres, the University is located in the center of the Charleston metropolitan area. Students take advantage of the cultural, historical and recreational opportunities the city offers. Charleston is a city famous for its well-preserved colonial houses, famous gardens and plantations, miles of wide sandy beaches, and major fine arts events, including the Spoleto Festival USA (a kaleidoscope of opera, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts). The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Students can choose from 38 undergraduate majors and four graduate programs. In addition, our College of Distance and Continuing Education allows students to schedule classes around their busy lifestyles. Each degree program is combined with a comprehensive liberal arts foundation, which is designed to develop problem-solving and communication skills. CSU is widely known as a valuable community leader through its active participation in partnerships with local schools and businesses.

eyond the classroom, students can participate in a variety of campus activities, including academic clubs, service organizations, intramural athletics and campus ministries. CSU’s athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division I Big South Conference. Our athletic programs have produced several nationally recognized professional sports figures, including Charlie Simpkins, 1992 Olympic silver medalist; Maurice Price and Josh Breeden, who signed as free agents in the NFL; Bryant Burch, who signed with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders; Crystal Carpenter, who signed with the WNBA’s Utah Starzz; R.J. Swindle, who played for the Charleston Riverdogs as a member of the Yankees organization and became the first CSU player to ever pitch in a MLB game, joining the Phillies; Tyler Thornburg, who was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers in the third round of the 2010 MLB draft; and Bobby Parnell, who made it to the Majors with the N.Y. Mets. Charleston Southern University is proud to have sent 11 different teams to NCAA competition over the past eight years. The women’s golf team is the most recent to represent the University in NCAA postseason play, winning the conference championship in 2010, while men’s tennis is historically the most consistent, having competed in four NCAA tournaments since 1999. In 2008, CSU sent 12 track athletes to the NCAA Regional meet, and were also represented at the 2010 NCAA Indoor National Championships. The University fields teams in basketball, women’s soccer, softball, cross country, baseball, track & field, golf, tennis, and volleyball, as well as an NCAA Division-I football program. In it’s history, CSU has captured 28 Big South Conference championships. In 2009-10, CSU placed more than 40 athletes on the all-conference teams with another four athletes earning allfreshman honors.

D egree P rograms

The Bachelor of Arts degree is a four-year degree designed primarily for students concentrating in the fine arts and may be earned with a major in any of the following areas: Business Administration Communication and Theatre English * Humanities and Fine Arts Music (Performance or Church Music) Music Education (Choral or Instrumental) Music Therapy Religion Spanish * Youth Ministry Professional programs are offered in the following fields: Predentistry Preengineering Prelaw Premedicine Prepharmacy Preseminary The Bachelor of Technology degree provides a liberal arts education and a core of professionally related cognate courses for persons holding an Associate of Science degree in an approved technical field.

The Bachelor of Science degree is a fouryear degree designed primarily for students concentrating in the social and natural sciences and may be earned with a major in any of the following areas:

Applied Mathematics Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology * Business Administration Chemistry * Computer Science Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Economics * Elementary Education History * Mathematics * Natural Science Physical Education * Political Science * Psychology * Social Science Sociology * Health Promotion The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) is a 1 + 3 curriculum program and has Full Approval of the S.C. Board of Nursing. It is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.

The Bachelor of Management Arts degree provides a fast track and convenient degree in general business management for nontraditional students. A student transferring in previous college credit hours, accredited work training and military experience could complete the degree program in as little as 20 months. Graduate degrees are offored in the following fields: Master of Business Administration (with emphases in Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems and Organizational Development) Online courses available. Master of Science in Criminal Justice Master of Education Elementary Secondary Administration

* Teacher certification programs are available for these majors

Charleston Southern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


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“The Holy City”

harleston is America’s most beautifully preserved architectural and historic treasure, with a rich, 300-year history just waiting to be discovered. Hundreds of significant and lovingly preserved structures from the colonial and antebellum periods grace the historic district’s narrow streets. Church bells toll the hour as history unfolds around each and every corner. In no other place are the past and present more intertwined. The entire Charleston area is a never-ending feast for the senses, with history serving as the main course. Visit Charles Towne Landing, the site where the original settlement was established in 1670. Explore the Charleston Museum, our nation’s first museum, or Patriot’s Point, the world’s largest naval and maritime museum and home of World War II’s Fighting Lady, the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Yorktown. Drive to Fort Moultrie, scene of the first decisive American victory of the American Revolution, and a mainstay of shore defense until 1947. Take a scenic boat tour to Fort Sumter, the manmade island fortress where the Civil War began. World-famous plantations and Top 10 United States gardens offer visitors a fascinating glimpse Cities to Visit into life during the antebellum era. Informative tours of the Charleston area are offered daily and are a must for all who want to truly appreciate this living museum. 1. San Francisco The area’s lush sea islands and sun-drenched beaches offer as much recreation or relaxation as your heart desires. Golf is on a world- 2. Charleston, S.C. class level, with challenging courses reflecting the natural beauty of 3. Santa Fe the South Carolina Lowcountry. Charter fishing on the Gulf stream or inshore waters is readily available. Shopping is one of our vis- 4. New York City tors’ most passionate pursuits. Marvel at native sweetgrass baskets 5. Chicago and handmade crafts found in Charleston’s famous open-air market, or browse through inviting boutiques, art galleries and antique shops 6. Honolulu found throughout the Charleston area. When it comes to dining, your biggest decision may be just what to try next. Every meal is a celebra- 7. Carmel, Calif. tion of tastes, with a variety that ranges from traditional oyster roasts to 8. Savannah fine continental dining. If festivals strike your fancy, you have come to the right place. You will be dazzled by a diverse array of special events. At any time of year, you will always find more to see, do and experience than you ever imagined ... in a place where warm welcomes Source: 2009 Condé Nast Traveler have been a treasured tradition for over 300 years.

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